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  • Escort fuel gauge

    Has anyone tried to fit the fuel gauge from the Escort Mk1 and 2 into the Marina 3 dial dash pod?

    Adrian

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    look at the link, that's what I did http://www.marlinownersclub.com/foru...der-conversion

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    • #3
      Re: Escort fuel gauge

      the gauge of a mini can be installed

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      • #4
        Re: Escort fuel gauge

        Does this work as well?

        Originally posted by kolmershlagjp View Post
        the gauge of a mini can be installed

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        • #5
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          yes i unsoldered the part on the gauge of a mini shipper and i welded it on the gauge of the escort

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          • #6
            Re: Escort fuel gauge

            Sorry for so many questions, are you saying that a classic mini fuel sender, when connected to the escort fuel tank sender, reads correctly on the Marina fuel gauge?

            Regards

            Adrian


            Originally posted by kolmershlagjp View Post
            yes i unsoldered the part on the gauge of a mini shipper and i welded it on the gauge of the escort

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            • #7
              Re: Escort fuel gauge

              Are you saying that you take the arm unit off the mini sender and weld/solder it onto the original escort sender without the need to cut and shut the pipework

              Originally posted by listerjp2 View Post
              Sorry for so many questions, are you saying that a classic mini fuel sender, when connected to the escort fuel tank sender, reads correctly on the Marina fuel gauge?

              Regards

              Adrian

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              • #8
                Re: Escort fuel gauge

                That's what I did a few years ago...there is a write-up in Pitstop somewhere (2016ish)

                Hybrid Sender (2016_04_26 17_05_56 UTC).jpg

                NB - this is a later Sierra unit with a return pipe. Smiths Classic sender unit carefully removed & soldered onto the Ford pickup.
                Marlin Roadster, LWB...1860 B Series + Ford Type 9
                Renault Espace 54mm front calipers, vented discs, cycle wings and adjustable tie-bars.

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                • #9
                  Re: Escort fuel gauge

                  There are a number of different TB9010 sender units.

                  Does anyone know the ohm range for the Marina?

                  Regards

                  Adrian

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                  • #10
                    Re: Escort fuel gauge

                    Hiya lily red roadster

                    I have the Ford sender out but using a normal soldering iron doesn't move it.

                    Can you remember what you did to remove the arm mechanism?

                    Adrian

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                    • #11
                      Re: Escort fuel gauge

                      Had to carefully drill out the very tiny spot welds which were securing it...fiddly!
                      Marlin Roadster, LWB...1860 B Series + Ford Type 9
                      Renault Espace 54mm front calipers, vented discs, cycle wings and adjustable tie-bars.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Escort fuel gauge

                        Thanks

                        Originally posted by lil_red_roadster View Post
                        Had to carefully drill out the very tiny spot welds which were securing it...fiddly!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Escort fuel gauge

                          First step - using the good old Dremel and a 1/32 cutting disk, managed to remove the float and send unit.

                          Checked, still watertight, phew.

                          Got onto Fast Marina and they said that to find a new/used unit is very hard nowadays, so suggested I get a Range Rover one and do a bit of cut and shut.

                          Now waiting for delivery of said item.

                          Will update as I go along.

                          Adrian


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                          Originally posted by listerjp2 View Post
                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Re: Escort fuel gauge

                            Cut and shut achieved, now waiting for some JD Weld to finish it off.

                            Luckily the Smiths pipe fits snuggly into the Ford pipe.

                            Have checked and the fuel gauge reads accurately.

                            20221027_174851.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Re: Escort fuel gauge

                              Good job !

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